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Gloria Steinem for Miss Representation: What's New Is Old

08/19/2011 10:12 am ET | Updated Oct 19, 2011

This week HBO premiered a new documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words, on the life of visionary feminist leader Gloria Steinem. To celebrate the film and Gloria herself, we thought we'd share this clip from the set of Miss Representation. In the process of editing the documentary we had to leave a number of great conversations on the cutting room floor, but over the next few months, we will share some of these moments with you all. We'll be featuring many fascinating perspectives on the status of women from some amazing people, so stay tuned!

Here Gloria brilliantly discusses the changing position of women throughout history and what she describes as a "cellular homesickness" that humanity feels for a past, more egalitarian time.

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